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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 


Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
May 1, 2015
AZZ SMS
Bear Communications
Cimtec, Inc.
Command Center Inc
Crown Compliance Advisors
Drake-Anamoose High School
Food Services of America
Hebron Brick Supply
JMAC Resources
John Deere Electronic Solutions
L & S Worrel Trucking, Inc.
Mondak Portables, LLC
North Country Contracting
Phillips and Jordan Inc
Prolandscapers
Quam Construction Co Inc
Scott's Electric, Inc.
T.C. Edwards
Trade Star LLC
Traill County Highway Department
Treadstone Environmental Services
Turtle Mountain Community College
United Safety
Viant Crane, LLC
 
Renewing Members as of 
May 1, 2015
American Machine & Engineering
Aspen Environmental Services
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
 



Flagger Training

Join Us in Celebrating National Safety Month 2015
 
May 26, 2015 – Everyone has something they live to see or experience. No matter what your passion is, we all engage in safe behaviors so we can live for what matters to us. This June, we are celebrating your passions during National Safety Month with the theme of, “What I Live For.” By sharing your stories and providing you with free resources, we can work together on keeping each other safe wherever we are.

This year we will be focusing on five topics:

  1. Prescription Painkiller Abuse
  2. Transportation Safety
  3. Ergonomics
  4. Emergency Preparedness
  5. Slips, Trips & Falls

Download your free resources today!
Click here to download your National Safety Month Toolkit, including a checklist, fact sheet and poster for each topic! Use these resources to engage everyone in your organization and family with safety, throughout June and beyond.

NDSC Members! There are even more resources on the NDSC Members Only website, including 5-Minute Safety Talks and additional safety tip posters. Click here to log in now.

Forgot your password? Call (701) 223-6372 for assistance.
Not a member? Click here to learn more about NDSC Member benefits, or call Kristin at (701) 751-6115.



Beach High School Students Receive
Grant-Funded Workplace Safety Training

May 26, 2015 - In an effort to increase college and career readiness and reduce injuries and fatalities among North Dakota workers, Roughrider Education Services SUCCEED 2020 is teaming up with the North Dakota Safety Council. Together, they will provide OSHA 10 training to interested high school students in North Dakota. Students who complete this training will be prepared to enter the workforce with safety knowledge, making them more desirable to employers.

Beach High School (BHS) is the first school in North Dakota to provide this opportunity. Twelve students will receive the training May 27 and 28 at BHS. They will be trained in topics such as OSHA standards, inspections and citations, walking and working surfaces, personal protective equipment, fire protection and multiple other topics.

Students were charged a $10 fee with the remaining course fee covered by the Succeed 2020 grant. To learn more about the SUCCEED 2020, a statewide education and workforce initiative, contact Yvonn Weigel-Frank at
yvonn.weigel@k12.nd.us.



Preparing Teen Drivers for a Safe Summer

May 22, 2015 - Automobile crashes continue to be the leading cause of death among teenagers and Memorial Day marks the start of the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. And with high school and college graduations upon us, this is the perfect opportunity to remind your young drivers about driving safe.

The North Dakota Safety Council and State Farm encourage you to share these safety tips with your teens, and any other parents/caregivers you know: 

  1. PREP
    Before it’s time to go, be sure your teen’s phone is charged and they’ve had one last look in the mirror. You don’t want them taking their focus off the road to straighten their cap and gown.
  2. ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS
    If teens are riding with friends, remind them to put their phones away and turn the music down. There will be plenty of time to talk and have fun later.
  3. RESTRICT PASSENGERS
    Put a limit on the number of friends riding with your child. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the risk of fatal crashes increases with each passenger. 
     
  4. DISCUSS DRINKING AND DRIVING
    Talk to your young drivers about the dangers and repercussions of underage drinking and driving. And if you tell your child to contact you in situations involving alcohol, be sure to keep your phone close in case you get a call for help. 
  5. BRUSH UP ON BASICS
    You can’t always be in the car, but you can keep safety top-of-mind by enforcing habits like wearing a seat belt, following the speed limit and driving 2N2®, 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel. 

You can take one more step to prepare your young driver for the dangers of the road - enroll them in Alive at 25, a life-saving teen driver safety course designed to address distracted driving, peer pressure and top causes of crashes for drivers ages 14 to 24. Courses are scheduled on a regular basis throughout the state. Click here to learn more or register your teen for a course near you.

Are you a State Farm policyholder? Call the NDSC (701) 223-6372 to ask about our State Farm discount!


NDSC Adds New Office Assistant to Staff

 

May 21, 2015 - The NDSC has hired Macy Lorinser as an office assistant. Lorinser is a native of Bismarck and a graduate of Bismarck High School. At the NDSC, she will assist with general administrative tasks including ECCS database management, customers service and course registrations, along with various office duties.

 

Lorinser can be reached at (701) 223-6372 or MacyL@ndsc.org.

 

 


Registration Still Open for FREE Rail Summer Camp

May 20, 2015 - The 2015 Prairies-to-Peaks Iron Horse Rail Summer Camp will be held June 9-11 at the Black Hill Central Railroad in Hill City, South Dakota. This fun, educational camp is for kids ages 11 to 15 to learn about rail safety, rail history and the many aspects of a railroader’s job duties. From inspecting an in-service locomotive to watching a steam engine get fired up, campers will receive hands-on experience while learning the ins and outs of the railroad industry. Plus, they’ll enjoy evening activities, including an evening barbeque in the railroad yard, a ride on a steam train, and a Thursday night trip to Mt. Rushmore to view the nightly lighting ceremony.

This camp is free thanks to many sponsoring organizations. Click here to learn more or register. Registrations will be accepted through May 31. For questions, email ken.naylor@dot.gov.



NDSC Hosting Free Seminar for Parents and Teen Drivers

May 4, 2015 – The NDSC will host AAA’s Dare to Prepare Seminar Thursday, June 4 in Bismarck from 6:30 to 8pm. This free 90-minute pre-permit presentation takes parents and teens through the steps necessary to obtain a permit and a driver’s license. The goal is to promote safer teen driving by increasing a young driver’s exposure to traffic safety issues while expanding parental involvement in the process of learning to drive. Topics covered will include: graduated driver licensing components; state requirements for obtaining a permit and driver’s license; practical tips on teaching teens to drive, and much more. Click here to learn more or download a flyer to share!

This seminar is free and open to the public. To register, call (701) 223-6660 ext. 203.


Are You Receiving Our Email Updates?

The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

To sign up, simply email serenas@ndsc.org and let us know what information you are interested in receiving.


News You Can Use

 

Memorial Day weekend to yield 400 fatalities, NSC estimates
May 22, 2015 - The National Safety Council estimates that 383 people will be killed in motor vehicle-related incidents this holiday weekend.

Oil-by-rail rule doesn't go far enough, critics say
May 22, 2015 - The Department of Transportation's final rule on the safe transport of crude oil by rail needs stronger language and tighter deadlines, according to several senators whose states experience heavy rail traffic.

Free training for nurses aimed at combating ill effects of long hours
May 22, 2015 - NIOSH is offering a free online training program to help educate nurses and supervisors about reducing the health and safety risks of shift work and long hours.

NIOSH, OSHA offer toolkit on respiratory protection for health care workers
May 22, 2015 - A new toolkit from OSHA and NIOSH aims to help protect health care workers from transmissible diseases and other respiratory hazards.

Young, Hispanic construction workers at higher risk of injury: report
May 22, 2015 - Hispanic immigrants who work for small construction firms are among the most at risk of being injured on the job, according to NIOSH and the American Society of Safety Engineers.

OSHA revises app to help workers avoid heat illness
May 22, 2015 - As hot weather approaches, OSHA is placing potentially lifesaving information at outdoor workers' fingertips.

Bystander CPR helps cardiac arrest survivors return to work: study
May 15, 2015 - More people are able to return to work after suffering cardiac arrest thanks in part to an increased number of bystanders performing CPR, researchers conclude in a new Danish study.

NIOSH to offer free black lung screenings for miners
May 15, 2015 - NIOSH will offer free, confidential health screenings to coal miners in an effort to detect black lung, a group of deadly diseases caused by breathing coal mine dust.

 

Click here for full stories on the NDSC's news page.

 


 

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.